Author Archives: Cathy

In a Vase on Monday: Countrystyle

Yet another vase idea has been hijacked before it could be carried out, kicked into touch by the bedding fuchsias lifted from a trough yesterday as part of a mammoth effort to get all my tulips planted regardless of the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

Mostly good, thank goodness, like these lovely nerines in the Coop, clockwise from top left: the ordinary Nerine bowdenii, then N bowdenii ‘Alba’, ‘Albivetta’ and my favourite ‘Mr John’. I choose to grow them in pots under cover and although … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Come Inside…

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Still Blooming After All This Time

Without a fixed date of posting top blooms each month, it becomes a random combination of when I think about it and when I have the time, in or around the third or fourth week, but it continues to form … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Blackfield, Black Gate

I started gathering blooms for today’s vase, cutting several stems of Dahlia ‘Geoffrey Kent’ and a few from D ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, before heading off to look for some grasses to include and being sidetracked by Persicaria ‘Fat Domino’, before … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Getting Stuck In

A dry day and an absence of other commitments have meant a start to some of those seasonal jobs that weigh on put minds for weeks if we don’t get stuck in when we have the chance. Here, the Golfer … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Here’s Wally!

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In a Vase on Monday: a Little Sip of Summer

My intention for today’s vase was to deliberately look for more ‘also-rans’, things that haven’t yet featured in a Monday vase this year. From an earlier ramble I had been struck by the mass of blooms on this ‘Nathalie Nypels’ … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It: Six Spots, Patches and Circles on Saturday

Having finally given the Golfer permission to pick the rest of the apples, it now fell to me to Do Something with them – one of the less enjoyable seasonal tasks as we have never had anything other than a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Coconut Ice

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